COPD and Asthma may be effectively treated with Fermentable Fiber

COPD and Asthma may be effectively treated with Fermentable Fiber “For several years now the Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs has been leading world research into the link between dietary fibre and healthy lungs. Our previous research has established how fibre supplements can be used to treat asthma. Now, our findings suggest fibre could…

Doctors Group Sues FDA over ( Daxas, Daliresp) , Roflumilast for COPD

Highlights: -Physicians for Integrity in Medical Research says in its federal complaint against Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg – best-case scenario showed that roflumilast reduced the number of exacerbations by one episode a year for every five patients treated – the regulator ignored the “statistically significant increase in incidents of prostate and lung…

Is laughter really the best medicine?

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmj.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Food for thought: Laughter and MIRTH (methodical investigation of risibility, therapeutic and harmful): Narrative synthesis Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ. Researchers…

Vitamin C could ease muscle fatigue in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Contact: Donna Krupa dkrupa@the-aps.org American Physiological Society Bethesda, Md. (Nov. 7, 2013)—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—a health problem in which the lungs lose their inherent springiness, making it progressively harder to breathe—can have a dramatic effect on the ability to exercise and even perform simple activities of daily life because of the disease’s fallout effects on…

New mechanism for relaxing airways using bitter tasting substances

Contact: Bryan Ghosh bghosh@plos.org 44-122-344-2837 Public Library of Science A team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that substances which give some foods their bitter flavors can also act to reverse the contraction of airway cells. This reversal, known as bronchodilation, is needed to treat airway obstructive diseases such as…

Frequently prescribed drug used in concerning ways with harmful side effects: i.e. Death – benzodiazepines

Contact: Kate Taylor TaylorKa@smh.ca 647-393-7527 St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013—A popular class of drugs commonly used to treat sleep and mood symptoms continues to be frequently prescribed despite being known to have potentially life-threatening side effects. Previous studies have linked benzodiazepines – a medication class that may be used in chronic obstructive pulmonary…

82nd Health Research Report 31 MAY 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 82nd Issue 31 May 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com In this Issue: 1. Long-term use of vitamin E may decrease COPD risk 2. Eating processed meats, but not unprocessed red meats, may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes 3. Most patients survive common thyroid cancer regardless of treatment…

40th Health Research Report 30 SEP 2008 – Reconstruction

    Editors Top Five:     1. Higher urinary levels of commonly used chemical, BPA, linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes   2. Top-selling prescription drug mismarketed to women   3. ‘Estrogen flooding our rivers,’ Université de Montréal study   4. Honey effective in killing bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis   5. Can Taurine be…

Common bronchodilator linked to increased deaths

2008 Post for filing Contact: Marla Paul Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu 312-503-8928 Northwestern University CHICAGO — A common bronchodilator drug which has been used for more than a decade by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to a one-third higher risk of cardiovascular-related deaths. The drug, ipratropium, is sold under the brand names Atrovent…

Sulforaphane, which occurs naturally in broccoli restores certain functions in COPD

2008 Post for filing Contact: Keely Savoie ksavoie@thoracic.org 212-315-8620 American Thoracic Society COPD?  Eat your veggies You know it’s good for you in other ways, but could eating your broccoli also help patients with chronic lung disease? It just might. According to recent research from Johns Hopkins Medical School, a decrease in lung concentrations of…

Excess pneumonia deaths linked to engine exhaust

Repost File 2008 Contact: Rachael Davies rdavies@bma.org.uk 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Atmospheric pollutants and mortalities in English local authority areas Engine exhaust fumes are linked to excess deaths from pneumonia across England, suggests research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The annual death toll is comparable to that caused by the London…

BUSM researchers find potential key to halt progression, reverse damage from emphysema: From an Ingredient in Skin Creams

Contact: Jenny Eriksen jenny.eriksen@bmc.org 617-638-6841 Boston University Medical Center (Boston) – A study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has shown that a compound used in some skin creams may halt the progression of emphysema and reverse some of the damage caused by the disease. When the compound Gly-His-Lys (GHK) was…

Surprising finding that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) produce too little airway mucus – rather than too much..Common Medical Belief is Wrong

Shannon Koontz 336-716-4587 shkoontz@wfubmc.edu Bob Conn 336-716-4587 rconn@wfubmc.edu Mark Wright 336-716-4587 mwright@wfubmc.edu Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Surprising finding could lead to new treatment for cystic fibrosis WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The surprising finding that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) produce too little airway mucus – rather than too much, as it commonly believed –…